Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Our classrooms have a global view. Classes are small, with 15 to 20 students, so our faculty get to know you and your career goals. Concentrate in either global security or global development, or do a double major with politics and government, economics, or modern languages and cultures. Your advisor will work closely with you and will strongly encourage you to study abroad for a semester, a year, or during Winterterm or Summerterm.

Participate in faculty-led programs studying human rights in the Czech Republic, economic development in Ireland, or language and sustainable development in Ecuador. Study sustainability in Kenya, or worldwide development in Japan or India. The world can be your classroom.

In addition to study abroad, you can do a Washington Semester and take classes at American University while doing an internship at an agency like the World Affairs Council or in the office of a U.S. senator. Here on campus, you can work with the Connecticut Model U.N. program, which culminates with travel to the United Nations and meetings with foreign delegations and ambassadors. You can also do research with faculty and present your published work at national and international conferences. All of this real-world experience prepares you for what comes next, whether it’s a job or advanced studies.

Our international studies major is particularly appropriate if you are interested in a career in government, business, education, the nonprofit sector, or certain areas of law. We have graduates working at the U.S Department of Defense, in the Peace Corps, with international companies in Europe, and with U.S.-based companies and nonprofit agencies working on global issues.

If you dream of making a better world, our international studies major will help you achieve your dream.

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